This was the perfect opportunity to try out my new paint sprayer I picked up at the flea market. So, before I got started I washed down the desk. Then, gave it a quick sanding. If I had felt a little bit more confident with the sprayer, I would have done a better job sanding. I was for sure that I was really going to mess it up. Anyways, it isn't perfect but this is the desk after I used my paint sprayer.
Not too bad. I don't know about you but it felt a little bland. I mean this is for a 3 year old after all. Where is the glamour?! So, I tried to channel my inner David Bromstad from Color Splash. I just love him. Okay, just know that I have a secondary mathematics education degree not an art degree. Have a look see:
So, what do you think? I free handed it. David Bromstad makes it look so easy but then again he doesn't have a 3 year old trying to comb his hair with a foam paint brush does he? Okay, enough with my excuses. I think it adds a lot to the front, but the inside needed a little something too. I took some scrapbook paper and foam board to add a little punch on the inside.
I loved how it turned out. I can just see my daughter sitting there already.
Please, let me know what you think! If anyone has suggestions on how to work a hvlp gravity feed paint sprayer, I can use all the tips you can give me. I especially need suggestions on how to thin and use primer with the sprayer. As well as tips on how to thoroughly clean it. It appears mine was made in China and came with almost nonexistent instructions.
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